If you haven't heard the word 'strobing' yet... you might be living under a rock! Just teasing...
But seriously 2016 was the year of strobing, or extreme highlighting- and it turns out that trend isn't going anywhere for the New Year.
Today I decided to finally post about strobing because I think winter is the perfect time to try it out. Why? Well to me, summer time is all about bronzy warm looks, and winter just lends itself to shimmery makeup better. So let's jump in and learn how to fake that glow, yo! [video]
What is strobing?
- Strobing is the opposite of contouring, where instead of creating shadows on the recesses of the face to create dimension, we use highlights on the high points of the face to create dimension. Check out the different placement in the photo above.
Do we still contour when using this technique?
- No, traditionally this technique replaces contouring, otherwise the two together can look too extreme for most women.
Benefits of Strobing?
- Quicker to apply and blend than contouring
- Brightens the face and eyes to give a youthful dewey finish
Where to we apply our strobe?
On the round/ high points of the face where natural light reflection would occur
- Tops of cheekbones- here you can be most liberal and apply a decent amount
- Down bridge of nose- avoid the nose if you have a wider bridge because this can make the nose look larger and wider, less is more on the nose
- Cupids bow above the lip- gives a pouty and full look to the lip
- Above and below brow bones- gives an instant lift to the eye brow
- The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Powder Highlighter
- Colour Pop Smoke n Whistles Cream Highlighter
- Maybelline Strobing Liquid Highlighter
Do you love this trend too, or do you think it should stay in 2016? Let me know in the comments below, and Happy New Year! xo